Where Can I Find Taller Boxes?

Business By FairyPoppins Updated 27 Jul 2009 , 2:17pm by cheekymonkey06

FairyPoppins Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 4:17pm
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I often make cakes which are taller than average (about 8-9 inches) but have a standard base size (8", 10", quarter, half, full, etc). I usually put them in a regular cake box and cut and tape the sides to fit. It's a pain and recently customers have asked why I don't have taller boxes.

I sell a lot of these cakes so I would need to buy the boxes in bulk. Can anyone recommend a good place to order them online please.

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cas17 Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 4:50pm
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i am curious about this as well. my cakes are not really taller but a lot of decorations i put on top that make it taller that the 4 or 6". so far i have been using the white bakery boxes with the detached tops and placing long lolly pop sticks at each corner, taping them into the corner for stability which keeps the box top from messing up the cake but keeps the cake covered. I then tape some clear plastic around the extra space where the top and bottom pieces do not meet. it's very annoying to have to do all that though
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Rexy Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:02pm
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I've used brpboxshop.com, I just checked out their site and they have a a lot of different heights as well as square boards! I'm tired of cutting boards up. Customer service is great and I think the prices are fair.

Rexy Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:03pm
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I've used brpboxshop.com, I just checked out their site and they have a a lot of different heights as well as square boards! I'm tired of cutting boards up. Customer service is great and I think the prices are fair.

cas17 Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 6:40pm
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thanks!!

KlyKat Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 6:46pm
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I used brpboxshop too. The prices are reasonable, the customer service is fantastic and the shipping was really fast.

loulou2 Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 7:01pm
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Thank you for the link-their stuff is a really great value icon_biggrin.gif

FairyPoppins Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 7:22pm
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Thanks for the replies, I'll check them out.

Kitagrl Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 7:37pm
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For smaller tiered cakes and 3D cakes I use the Domino sugar boxes from Sam's Club (no lids). They are perfect, sturdy for heavier cakes, and fit up to 15" base (16" with slight modification). Since it says "Domino sugar" its not a turnoff to the customer. I tape my business card on the side and there ya go! Sturdy cake box, and free! If the board doesn't fit perfectly inside, I take large wads of foil and wedge them in on the sides of the board so it does not scoot around during transit.

imanah Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 8:16pm
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I never deliver with a cake box. I wonder if that is a problem as well? Should I buy a bunch?

ajmccray Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 10:27pm
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I went on that website but don't see any boxes taller than 6". Am I missing the taller boxes?? Thanks for your help!

TheBlonde Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 10:53pm
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grama_j Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 11:23pm
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" If the board doesn't fit perfectly inside, I take large wads of foil and wedge them in on the sides of the board so it does not scoot around during transit."

I use a layer of that rubbery shelf lining..... that cake won't budge !

djs328 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:50am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grama_j

" If the board doesn't fit perfectly inside, I take large wads of foil and wedge them in on the sides of the board so it does not scoot around during transit."

I use a layer of that rubbery shelf lining..... that cake won't budge !




I use that rubbery shelf liner also - for lots of no-slip situations - like in the bottom of the box for cupcakes, too! Works great!!!

FairyPoppins Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 3:07am
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The website doesn't seem to have a selection of different base size taller boxes unfortunately. Since these boxes are for a small commercial bakery we need flat packed boxes which we can store on a shelf and put together quickly.

A couple of customers have made comments about being afraid the cakes will get squashed on the drive home since the box flap lids have been taped half open to accommodate the top of the cake. We provide the non-slip grip to set the box on but it would look more professional if the boxes were the correct height so we could close the lid.

cheekymonkey06 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:17pm
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In a pinch, I've bought a corrugated box at Office Depot. I've been able to close the lid on a two-tiered cake and in one case I just left the top open. I haven't tried this website but here is one I found when I googled corrugated boxes.

http://www.globeguardproducts.com/14_x_14_x_14_Globe_Guard_RSC_p/13gg21.htm

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